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The Transistor in a Century of Electronics

The Transistor in a Century of Electronics

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Published by Suhail Ahamed

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Categories:Types, Research, Science
Published by: Suhail Ahamed on Jul 14, 2009
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A Three Terminal Device
A transistormounted on ametal can withthree wires to eachof the threeterminals.
Light Bulbs and Vacuum Tubes
Vacuum tubes weremade containingseveral threeterminal devicescalled triodes.
Lee De Forest and The Radio
 
Radio broughtinformation rapidlyto the masses andwas the first widelyused electronicdevice in the home.
Early Computers
The largestcomputers basedon vacuum tubeshad racks andracks of tubesfilling large rooms.
The First Transistor
 
The first pointcontact transistormade use of thesemiconductorgermanium. Paperclips and razorblades were usedto make the device.
Limits of Individual Transistors
Individualelectroniccomponents weresoldered on toprinted circuitboards.
The Integrated Circuit

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